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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : . TUESDAY , MAROU 18. 1890.
THE DAILY B. ROSBWATBB , Editor. PUBLISHED EVERY MOBNJNGK TTIIMS or Dully n'l Himitay , Ono Vcnr . . . .110 01 Hix months fi U ) ThrcuMontln 3 li ) Numlajr Hoeono Year. 2 UJ IVeexiy line , Quo year with 1'roiiilum. . . . 3 UJ OKFJCKS. Oninlm. I'co ' Untlillng , riilenRoOiilrp , M' Hookr.-y UtilMlnB. New Vork. KMiiiR 11 ntul 13 Trlltunt llulldlng. Wnslilnutnn , No. nil K urt onth Street. Conncinilmrs , No. 13 I' ari firecl. HcuUi Omalm. Corner N 1x111 - it.n Strjotj. ( AlltKBl'lMKNCi ( ) : . Alfrnmmnulcntfuns relating to news nml odl- lorlal mutter ihoulu bo adilre.noJ to ttio Kdltor- lal Department. llt'SINKBS M5TTKI1S. All mislneRiiletters nml remittances i < lioutil Viii nfld retted to'Jho IteernbllrtlilUK Company. Oninlm Drnfrx. clicrkl nml I'oitoHlcit orders to be Hindi' payable to t ho order ut ttin Coin puny. flic Bco Piil'shii Company , Proprietors , llKK lliillillnir I'nniain nmlUavonleoutli Streoti. THE BEE ON THE TRAINS. Tlictolinonxrunofnrn failure to cct nn the trulns. All nowmlcalprs Imvo linen noli- lied to entry a ( nil supply , 'n-nvolcrn who wnnt [ run UK is nml cnn't Ret ikon trains whern other MnmMi paporn uro inrrlod nro rcciuusted to liotlfy TIIK llr.K. I'leuHobopjrtlciilnr tORlvn In all cases full Information in to date , railway nnd number Dftrain THE DAILY BEE. ( 'worn FintoiiicHt ot Clroiilntioii , Etnto of N'otinisKn , I , . futility of Douglas , f " < ; eoi < > < ! II. TzscliticK. secretary ot Tun UEK rnltliihlnu Company , rtoi-s wilemnly swear Hint tliuiictnnl circulation of TUB DAILV llEEforttio week oiidlnir Mnrcli 15. IKW , was us follows : Htnnlav.ilnrcno . . , 'A8IO Monilnr. March ID. 19.W1 3'nnmliiy. Mnrcli II 81.32 J .U > ilm ifoy. March 13 2J..7H Timriwliw. March II SV l Prlrtnv , Murch II SM.I3) y , March ir. 2J.731 Avcrucc. . . . . ' . 21.O7O OEOIIUi : II. TJMCHUCK. Pumn lolicforomonuil miJ > icrlbed to In my presence thin l.'itli day of Mntch. A. 1) . IHSIU. lien ) . ! N. I * . FKIU Notary Public. Etnl" of Ni'br.idca. i County ot Donulfiii. ( " ( JcoiC'j II. Ttfcmtcic , being July sworn , de- poti'M niul B.-IVH tlnit ho 13 secretary nf TIIK HEE I'liDllslilDu Company , Hint tao iictuiil avcraen tlauy circulation of TIIK DAILY HKIS for the month nf Mnrch IBKi. 1PHU ! copies : for April , IW.i. ll-.M'Iroples : for May. IMtf. lH.GyJ copies ; ror.lniK' . IWi. IH.S.V ) copies ; for .Inly. 191' ' . 1H.7H topic * ; for Anoint. 18N . I8.fijl conies : for Sep. loinli r , IWU. JH.710 copies ; for Ootolior , IPJtl , Itywropleii for November. IPS' ' . WHO copies ; for December. 1KW. 20,018 copies ; for January. ICW. 10.635 copies ; for robrnary. ! ' > . W. * l toplcB. GEOtinn 0. TCIIUCIC. . Sworn to ucforn mo nnd subscribed in my prrwiirfl this 1st day of March. A. I ) . . 1 O. [ Seal. | N. V. ftiL. Notary 1'nbUe. IT is to bo hoped Chicago will put to the ilofcntucl Iciukcrn hy protnntly the yunranty of ton million dullard. WnT tiono.v is to Hies , a lopialiitivo assembly is to the lobbyists. The Iowa legislators Hhoulfi take good euro to Hoop the posts ut a respectful dia- tillll'O. GUNCCAIi IMANACIKIl ITOMlltliQU should not miss the opportunity to pnr- aly/u the iilluKod "inibstatotiionts" in Attorney Go.iioral Jjccso'a coinpluint. The intorslato commission ia ready for the . proof. _ _ _ _ _ TIIK o.xouulion of the twenty-year seal fisheries contract will add six hundred thousand a year to the govern- mont's receipts over the terms of the old contract. Which pocs to provo that the administration is a iirat cla&a busi ness one. Tin : whilom saint of prohibition as- icrts that real estate values nrc not affected by tha.t law. 1'orlmiM St. John will explain how it comes that the pros pects of the repeal of prohibition in town has advanced prices in DesMoines and other cities. Tin : \vheatcoininihsion of North Dakota has retired from business. The H No\y Orleans seed which it planted so liberally in the legislature failed to I , take root , and the members wisely con cluded that there uas no excuse for their existence as an olllcial body. Till ! fact that the Mormon legislature of Utah hcriouhly attempted to substi tute territorial law's for congressional Diiactmontt ) governing elections shows that the recent Ocntilo victories have tlrivon the political leaders of the church to the ragged edge of lunacy. As a political machine the church has lost its torrori. STATISTICS of imports and exports for Itio Ural seven mouthy of the liseal year Bhow a handsome balance of trade in favor of thu country. The value of experts - ports over imports amounts to ninety- two million dollars , .mil the total for ihu llecal year indicates an increase jvor the preceding year of about-one hundred and thirty millions , > Uix TNT experiments ronllrin the as sertions of geologists that a vast area of water underlies the soinT-arid sec- lions ofcstorn Dalftrfu , which can bo ntili/cd liy means of nrlusiun wells to Irrigate the land. It will require but trilling artitlcial aid in addition to the natural moisture , to render alarge portion tion of the country secure from the rav- of drought. Ouu valued contemporary , the Salt Ltio ! Tnbttnc , trivos evidence of the im provement that is taking place in that ultyMiico its redemption from Mormon sontrol. Always ontorprl-ilng and pro- t'rcsbivo , the Tribune ia in full sympathy tvlth the now hplrit that pervades Salt LaUo City , in the creation of which it has had so largo a bharc. Wo observe that our contemporary is now doing vigorous service in the cause of silver , a subject to which it has in the past contributed a largo fund of valuable argument. TIIK lemperaturo in the immediate vicinity of Senator Vest is at the boilIng - Ing point , atrl f-ome sacrifice must bo otTorcd to appca e the wrath of the lit tle giant of Missouri. ' The publication of VtMtV letter advising the bonutorn of Mbntanu to lleo from the ututo and prevent - vent legislation has angered the bona- tor , and no wonder. Such a breach of conlidciict ) is unpardonable , as it places him in the unenviable light of a coun- bollor an l abettor of a conspiracy to de prive the young elates of needful legis lation and to prevent representation , in the I nited States bounto. The scandal ous conduct of the Montana u'aiig was iubptn-d ly Vest , aud the results will riot red -und to the credit of the doiuo- rratti party. roneixa TUT : issuu. Periodical developments In the polit ical affairs of Canada show a perturbed condition suggesting that there must sooner or later bo a radical change in the political character nnd relations of the dominion. An incident of this kind happened last week , when there waB introduced in the senate a resolu tion providing that the dominion gov ernment nnd provincial government shall have the right to appoint repre sentatives to alt in the im perial parliament , one of whom ahall bo a member of the Iiritlsh cabinet. The mover of this resolution urged that the time had arrived when Canada must decide whether she was to maintain closer rotations with the mother coun try or join the United States , whoso attractions , ho said , were already a constant menace to the welfare of the dominion and the autonomy of the country. JIo remarked that there wore many people in Great Hritaln who , prompted by personal interests , would prefer to see Canada annexed to the United States as calculated to strengthen the security of the invest ments tUey hold on this side of the At lantic , In the debate on the resolution it was pointed out that what it proposed was impracticable. The govern men t loader in the bonatc said that in order to se cure representation in the imperial parliament an amendment of the Urltish constitution would bo necessary , .Tho British parlia ment could not invite Cana dians to ait in thqir house of commons without changing a fundamental prin ciple as old as the government. The scheme of imperial federation , the gov ernment leader observed , was pleasing in theory , yet ho had yet to learn of any practical solution of the question by which the project should bo carried out. Doubtless thiu scheme , for the promotion of which the imperial fed eration league was formed , is impracticable , The fact that in order to carry it out a change in thu constitution of Great Britain would bo necessary , is sutticient to force it out of serious consideration , and there are still other dillicultios in the way which it would bo nearly as hard to overcome. But if Canada can obtain no closer political relations with the imperial government than those existing , how long will her people bo satisfied to re main in the prcbontsituation of depend ence:1 : The iulluonco that has been ino'jt potent in chocking the growth of senti ment in favor oithcr of annexation to the United Stales or national independ ence was a popular bolicf in the practic ability of some plan of imperial federa- tioil bomething that would raise Can ada above the colonial condition and give her people a voice in imperial af fairs. V/ith the knowledge that this cannot be achieved , and that the best the Canadian people can hope for in their relations with Great Britain is to maintaii the colonial federation they now have , the advocates of annexation and of national independence will bo likely to make headway. The incident that happened in the senate at Ottawa the other day is therefore significant. It indicates a disposition to force the issue that shall determine what is to bo the future position of Canada. It has been predicted that within ton years that country will bo cither a part of the American republic or an independent nation. The conditions nro working which seem to warrant faitli in the at tainment of one of thosu results during the prehont generation. 'HIE CASK 02' IDAHO. The purpose of the minority of the committee on territories of the house to antagonize legislation for the ad mission of Idaho is promoted wholly by partisan considerations. The pretext for the opposition is that the proposed constitution disfranchises persons with out giving them an opportunity to bo hoard in defense against offenses charged , but not proved. The posit on of the minority is that it is a fundamental principle of free government that no portion shall bo disfranchised for an olleuso of which ho lias not boon duly con victed. There was a lime when the party to which the minority of the com mittee on territories belongs was not BO careful regarding the admission of states having largo numbers of persons who were uisfranehieod , although guilty of no olTenfio ngainst moral or btatuto law. But is the proposed constitution of Idaho sit war with the fundamental principle of frco government':1 : It pro vides that jKirsona guilty of polyg amy or bignmy shall not cxcrciso the right of hutl'rago. In order that any person , a member of the Mormon church , maj ; enjoy this right it is re quired that ho shall take an oath that ho is not guilty of either polygamy or bigamy. This provision the minromo. court of the United Status has decided is unconstitutional , because the olTonscs it takes notice of nro crimes under the laws of the United Slates. Polygamies are already disfranchised by an aot of congress. Wny may they not bo by the fundamental law of a new state ? It being granted that polygamy is a crime under our laws , is it not ob viously the right and the dutj of a pco- plo among whom it is boliuvcd to exist , in framing their constitution , to prn- vide for its bitppri'tihloii or prevention by adequate precautions , -one of the most cllectlvo of which is to deprive those who may bo guilty of it of the most vital privilege of clti/en- shipV Is there any state % vho o constitution uoeii noi contain a disqualifying or disfranchis ing clause ? In Nebraska treason or felony under the laws of the atato or o ( the United States works disfranchise- meat , unless tlio porton is restored to civil rights. Offering or receiving bribes /or votes and other crimes dis franchise por&ons guilty of them in other wlntos. Yet it has novcr been hold that these provisions violated the fundamen tal principle of frco government. The objection qf the minority of the house committee on territories to the so-called disfranchising clause of the proposed constitution of Idaho is not sound and cannot bo bucccssfully de fended. The provision ia a proper nnd necessary precaution against a practice which the national law , approved by nearly imtvoraat public opinion , con demns as a crime , ropuunnut to the religious eoneo of the Country and hos tile to the welfare of society. The ob jection of the minority mny eorvo to delay the admission of Idaho , but will not prevent the legislation necessary for this purpose at the present session. ' g von FIWU snirs. In one way and another New Eng land , the cradle of the protection policy , is showing iv remarkable chnngo of sen timent regarding that pojloy ill alt its forms. The appeal of the iron manu facturers of that section for frco raw materials , in order to save their Indus try from ultimate ruin , has become fa miliar to the country. The woolen manufacturers of Now England are also asking of congress mate rial modifications of the tariff schedules in the interest of their business. And now the Boston Exccu- tlvo Business association , described as tlio first commercial body of that city , has declared in favor of the frco admis sion ofJorolgn-bullt ships to American registry for ton years. This ubsociatlon , wo read , represents all the loading business associations of Boston , and its almost unanimous vote in favor of free ships is therefore justly regarded as significant. It is an expression that will hardly fail to cause some consternation nmoncr the subsidy advocates , though it will not cause thorn to abandon tholr plan for promoting the restoration of the country's merchant marine. Under existing law a foreign-built ship cannot take out nn American registry , and American owners of such vessels are compelled to sail them under a foreign Hag. An instance is cited of a citizen of Massachusetts sailing a ship under the Hawaiian ling , although no resident of Hawaii has a dollar of interest in it. Tlioro is n considerable amount of this class of property of American clti/.oiiB that is not under the protection of their government. This law has been in operation many years , and at last thofio Boston merchants appear to have como to the conclusion that tlio law having failed to accomplish what was expected of it , the production of a homo-built merchant marine , it would bo wise to try the effect of an opposite policy for a few years. It is not probable that the prcfcont congress can bo induced to take this view. There is promise that it may provide for the free entry of shipbuilding ing materials , and if it takes this con siderable departure it is perhaps as much as ean reasonably bo expected. But the action of the Boston association will not bo without inltucnco as show ing that in very practical and respect able quartqrs , greatly interested in building up a merchant marine , there is an opinion that there may be other ways of doing this than by. recourse , to subsidies. - , " - TllK board of trade of Superior has gone to the expense of sending through out the state printed copies of resolu tions recently adopted by that body. The resolutions express tlTo.jopinion ' that "tho into rests of the s'ttito arc vastly more concerned in the interstate rate for transportation than the local rate , " and further , that ' 'the ratesshould not be made so low that the tcifdoncy' will bo to impede railroad building , libliev- ing that by such extension lines will bo formed so as to cause such competition among railroads that our producing classes will bo afforded reasonable rates for freight , and cheap and easy access to the competing marke'tsof the world. " The commendable ambition of Superior to become a railroad center has doubt less inspired this artistic straddle of the freight rate question. The resolutions possess such a familiar ring that they recall the biennial lamentations of the corporations. At every session of the legislature the bamc argument was om- ph\\ed to prevent legislation , and threats were made that any serious reg ulation of the railroads would chock.the inllux of capital and prevent extensions. But little has been done in Nebraska to check the greed of corporations , com pared witli the laws vigorously enforced in Iowa , yet as many miles of road have been constructed in Iowa during the past three years as in Nobraska. The Superior board of trade should rally to the support of the producers of the state. Their friendship is more to bo prized than "the temporary favors of the corporations. DUMOCIIATIC opposition to the admis sion of Idaho is based chiolly on the test oath clause of the constitution adopted at Boise City. This is n trans parent mask for the political reasons in the back ground. The constitution ality of tlio test oath having boon af firmed by the supreme court , leaves no honorable ground for opposing the just demands of the people for statehood. The test oath does not noccosarily disfranchise the twonty- five thousand members of the Mormon church In the territory. It merely requires of them , us a * condition precedent ? to the exorcise o'f citi zenship , to maUo oath that "they are not "members of any order , organization or association which teaches , advises or counsels" polygamy or bigamy , or any other crime defined by Inw. tjf Bishop Budge of Idaho voice's the sontlmcnt of the Mormon church , polygamy has boon abandoned , and the members can not bo denied the right to vote on proving this to the sat isfaction of tlio court. Fortunately the majority in congress is not in a mood to commit the illiance of the democrats and the Mormon. " . The latter must swear allegiance to tlio constitution to bo entitled to the privileged * of Ameri can citizenship. , < , A DECISION' nf uncommon interest has just been rendered by the lutcrtitato commerce commission affecting the rates on shipment * of less than car load lots. To the small dealer the ruling will bring rollof from railroad oxic- tloiitf. It will put htm iu'jIosHlon to cope with the larger dealers" yOio uro fuvorod nt his expense. Thtf-pollcT of' railroads has been to make sucli aUlf- feronco in rates upon car load and loss than car load lots ol tlio same mcrchan- diso nnd between the same points of carriage as to virtually destroy com petition between 'tho ' largo nnd small dnalors. ThoVo mlsslon perceives in this discrimination nn abuse which ia not only unjustbnt violates the provis ions as well as the > principles ot the in- torstalo cotnmtn-dH law. For that reas on n revision < jt the classification and ' rates 19 ordered' in order to correct tlio unjust alfforonccK When it is consid ered that this ruling Influences the car riage of nrtldqs of general nnd neces sary use , such tsgroceries } , dry goods ' nnd other 8fnpl'cfltho rollof accorded to small dealers is one of wide apprecia tion. 'J WHAT to do with tlio southern Utos of Colorado is a' p.'oblom perplexing both houses of congress. The pconlo of Colorado nro clamoring for the removal of tlioso Indians to a reservation sot aside for them in Utah , and there is n disposition on the part of the aborigines to accept the condition. But the gov- orninunt is moving slowly and there Is a likelihood that the Indians may not go at all. The Indian Rights associa tion opposes the removal on the ground that such n proceeding is a brcnph of faith on the part of the authorities at Washington , and that the now tract is no place to try the oxpcrlmont of civ ilizing the Indians. Tlio association has boon supplemented in its protest by a syndicate of cattle barons who own oxtunslvo ranges adjoining the Utah reserve and who object to having their industry ruined by the neighborhood of somi-civlli/cd savages. To satisfy tlio people of Colorado hungry to got posses sion of one of the finest agricultural strips in the state and keen faith with the Indians is a diplomatic tnsk worthy of a Bismarck. Tin : brilliancy of the change from tlio sickly flicker of gas to electric lights in the business section of the city would be greatly enhanced were it not for the extortionate prices charged by the company. "With the exception of Denver , Omaha pays a creator price per lump than any city from which the figures have been obtained. St. Jo seph pays seventy-two dollars per year per lamp ; St. Louis , seventy-live ; New Orleans , one hundred and twenty-live ; Cleveland one hundred and thirty-nine ; Detroit , one hundred and forty ; Buffalo , ono hundred and fifty- live ; Milwaukee , ono hundred and fifty ; Pitlsburg. one hundred and live , and Kansas City ono hundred and forty-four dollars. The price charged in Omaha is ot nundrcd and seventy- five dollars per year , or twenty dollar moro than the .highest price paid in OJiy of the cities named. There is no reason why Omaha should pay twenty- six dollars moro-than Kansas City or twice as much as St. Louis. TIIK opening 6f 'sprint ; navigation on the great lakes lias , a broad significance to Omaha and Nebraska. Although the water route of lake Superior is five hundred miles distant , it is likely to operate from now until the close of navigation as a club over the heads "f the Chicago road , in fixing freight rates from Omaha to the sea board. Within , the past few weelts. closer relations luivo been cemented between lines leading to an outlet by way of the lakes. The mo ment the water route is opened , an ac tive bid for movintr the surpl'is corn to the seaboard maybe expected. To meet this competition the Chicago roads will bo obliged to make a rate equally as low. It remains to bo seen how much influence the combination of Lake Su perior routes will e.xert in maintaining' cheap transportation. WITH the exception of Maine nnd Indiana , where sheep uvo raised for mutton , all the Ndw England and Middle - dlo statui ) show a decline in flocks. There is , however , a gain of one million seven hundred thousand over a total of forty-two million six hundred thousand sheep. Tile increase is wholly con fined to the states and territories of the northwest. Utah , Montana , Colorado , Wyoming , Idaho and Washington have taken a Ions : 'stride forward in the sheep raising industry. Ohio has fal len to tlio rc'ir. In other words , the wool grown on cheap lands is driving out of ihu market the wool raised on lands made dearer by the press of pop ulation. IN a quiet way the secretary of waa is ox'imining cases of court-martial with a view of currocting unjust and illegal punishment inflicted on subalterns and privates. Every day the orders show a number of cases in which President Darrioon lias remitted sentences on charges of desertion and assault. Since the notoriety of the Wild cabe. Secre tary Proctor is maturing a plan whereby enlisted men desiring it Hindi have the benefit of counsel when tried by court- martial. This is an innovation which will bo appreciated by the file if not by the rank. The efforts made at the war department will go far in discouraging insubordination aud desertion from the army. , . JOHN P. Sr. .IqjiUj , Into prohibition candidate for president , in his Sunday sermon in Omaha1 , 'denounced ' high II- congo as a delusion , and a snare. At that very moment , under the effective force of high hconVo , there was not a saloon open in thy city , while unOor prohibition tlio Saloons of Council Bluffs were in fnJJL , , , blast. Herein lies the difference between license and no license , between1 regulation and out lawry.- ' " ' IT is passing HU JJCTO that Important county document i-tnko wings when nfbst nccdod. Tjjp facility with which they disappear Is calculated to confirm the suspicion that ( uoro is moro fact than fiction in the charges of crooked ness in cou'ity affairs. OMAHA'S bank clearings record for the week just ended have n sprightly gait which will sot the puce for the city's activity tins spring. OMAIIA'H real estate exchange has encouraged the organization of uimllar bodies in the larger cities of the state. A good thing. TIIK third party apostles propose to play the role of Joahua by marching round and round the walls of high 11- cense In Omtiha until they crumble-- into nn bccnn of frca rum , U Is n sig nificant fact that the chief of the agita tors demands spot cash for tlio exorcise. A Twr.NTV pel * cunt increase of bank clearings indicates that the current of trade in this section daily gathers strength on ita onward march. TllK bridge , viaduct and now depots nro exhibiting cheerful ' evidence of vitality. _ A iluat Jlouukc. Winter's attempt to linger in the lap of spring has mot with tUo freezing reception it deserved. An Uiill nlUiil Comparison. Xtw rail : 1'rw. Uitrtftnn nra on Urn snino looting as the United Btatci soiuito In ono respect. They want to Iccop tliolr work secret. A Ktnrtlliiir Ilnvoliitloit. JTttiiKifM Cllu Times. Shades of Hortico Urcolcy , ! Listen to the Now York Tribune : "Don't go west , ulr ; stay here nnd invent thlnes. " Tlio T rlbuno Is wholly unreliable of Into years. Far In tlio llcnr. SI , Louts niolc-Dtmnerat , Kontueky boasts thai it waa admitted into the union a year only after Vermont , which was thu llrnt addition intulo to the original thirteen states. In politics , however , Ken tucky is at least flfty years bohmd Vermont. Anil It ia Kiinny. The mayor of Tnunton in Englanilwrlting to the mayor of To mi ton m Massachusetts , addresses him as "tho worshipful the mayor of Tauntou , " and "worshipful sir. " It's the the proper form la England , but it sounds supremely funny over hero. Monopoly's llomullcni Man. P'lllaiMpltht Ileconl. The Pacillu Mnil steamship company re ceives a'subsidy of $900000 | a year from too Pacific railroads for mulntnlnltiir transcon tinental rates of freight ngainst the shippers of California and Oregon. In addition to this bounty to monopoly the Pacific Malt steamship comunny wants % heavy subsidy from the government to assist it in mula. tain Ing these rates of freight. A Chestnut in tlio "West. Kmna Hitii Journal. The Uohoinlan oats swindle has been worked recently upon the farmers in Now Yoric state , and last week James 1 ! . Uadcan , n leading farmer In Greene county , New York , wan beaten out of J5.000 on the gold brick swindle witli the Indiana attachment. The Now YoriC faraior seoun to be a very easy market for men with old-time swindling1 rackets which can no longer be worked in Uvo western communities. CrtKtiptl hy Cleveland. Kcw Yotlt Sun ( 'tern. ) Just as Orovcr Cleveland was solil out by the democrats of New York so was ho sold out by the democrats of nearly every state in the Union , instead of lending strength to the party the party suffered disaster because - cause bo was a weak nandtdut'e. Ho was weak everywhere Ho was an incumbus , n burden , a millstone. TUo democracy , hold ing the position of advantage , und starting out with magnificent prospects of success , was crushed down Into thn ninrl Rimcilv ho. cause Grover Cleveland was too heavy a load for It to carry. Yet the foolish and de luded man is anxious to mount the party's luck again. I'rohtliition or license * . CfidrftMj / ) iwa < ) Gazelle. Wo believe ttirop times ns many republi cans will bolt the republican ticket If tin ) law is loft as it Is at present than ttie number of prohibitionists who will leave the party in case a law such as wo have suggested were passed. To bo sure there [ a no United riUtes senator to elc.ct two year * from this winter , and the anti-prohibition republicans might hold to tlio party until tlio election of the leg islature , wlicu they would consider that prohi bition was the only and the ono foatnro of the campaign , and , acting upon that idea , the question of prohibition or license would conio almost directly bjfore the people. If prohibition should bo defeated it would bo a fearful defeat , because the democrats would then be m control of the legislature , and would pass , not a high license local option bill that the republicans would want , but n bill providing for a far too s nail license and with entirely too few rostrictioas. As tlio republican party has never committed itself to the principle of prohibition , and as it has declared that It should bo considered a nonpartisan - partisan question , there is no reason why republican members should not bo In favor of u modification of the present law in behalf - half of true temperance. This is our candid opinion ; perhaps wo nro wrong. If any other course shall bo pursued by the legisla ture , and it shall result successfully , then wo shall have to admit that wo were wrong , voioia or TIII : .STATK iMinss. IMnko n rsoto of Thid. Srntlii Humid. Most of the rcpuDlIcan papers of the state are abusing Vim W.yck for the reason that they think that ho'lms something to do with the alliance movement. The alliance * will not fail to note this. Ihu Spirit Ilo-sn't Movr. The state board of transportation has beau transformed Into a Quaker assembly. When Lcesc makes a motion to < reduce local rates the majority sit silent and wait for the oplrit to movo. but tt doesn't movo. Murdtiroil Or tlio O'lfettl Itun , The Item predicts that thu next Nebraska legislature will bo u "farmer loglsturo , " nnd if so the railroads will Imvo unwillingly elected it. Hy tholr hogpislincss and refusal to nmicu living freight rules the roads have almost starved to death thu geese that has laid iho goltlon egg. ( iaslin iiiusi lir.iun Up. ( Jffinil .Sdiiiddlif. Humor has ft that Hon. H. O. Hatty of Hustings will bo a candidate for district jiuigo this fall , The eccentric Jntlgo Ciiislm , If ho desires a renewed tenure of olllcu , will cxorclso a wise ntrolco of policy by polishing up his brogans and Invoiiint ; la a paper col lar unit fifteen cent necktie. Itrincinlier 'Jln-ni In tlio I''nil. KlmlictV U'wfn'cr. Corn U piled up all over the eiutorn and central part of the state and cannot be shipped because the freight rates uro so high that it would tuuo all the profit. Lot us remember then lu the selection of dolngatcs td thq atato convention this fall to select uiou of honor , who can bo trusted , iwil can * not bo Influenced by railroad corporations , and in ttiat way state onlclals maybe bo nominated ami elected who will work for the lutoreu of the people , An Onmlilrr'j IniprcHSlniiH. 1'lllh TftMM. Omaha 1s exulting o"or the commence ment ( of thu union depot la that city. A uniRiiIllcent depot , such as Omaha Is enti tled to , and , Huch as other cities have , will bo a great thini ; to the metropolis of Nebraska. When u person lands la the Union 1'aclflo tied ; , or the U. & M. yard ho feoli very much liku u lost yearling ia a Dakota bllz- ? ard , and his first Impression ot Omaha is that It Is Ilko n prairie , boumllcM and frco ; or "J.wo the forest v < ut and vacant , " JUotinrU * la Not A lojp. I'ltinanl Tribune , Hlclmrdt U keeping his car about as closq to the ground ns any of 'cm and you may count on tils having a correct survey ot ttiq situation on fllo In his ofllco at all hours of the day and night. He Is a llrm believer In ( ho cfllctu-y ot elbow raa o. Malta all the suggestions to him you feel llkq but dsn't delude yourself witli the Idea that Chairman Kiclmrds doesn't know pretty nearly what Is going on politically around over this great atato. 8TATK .1UTX1N09 Nebraska. A cemetery association has been formed at lioone. The Davenport state banlc lias been Incor porated. Largo quantities of flax will be raised la Nucltolls county this saoaon , Uurglara entered several stores at CKlcll the other night. No arrosta. The Custcr county Teachers' association will meet la Urokeu How March W. The FurmerH1 alliance Is making arrange- incuts to build an elevator at Elwood. A six weeks' normal Institute will bo hold In Nuokolls county the coming summer , Lhbou wants u blacksmith nnd will give a good workman u shop rent frco lor the sea son , It is estimated that 1,1,000 acres will bo planted \\htli wheat In 1'orklns county this prlng. A pn/o light is booked to occur at Aurora about April 1 and f00 forfeit money has been posted , 'iho trustees of the M. K. church of Ka- vcnnu Imvo ordered a 5UJ pound boll for their new edlllco. The Lisbon Improvement company has in corporated ntul will BOOII open a lurgo gen eral morcliandUo store. /ho Kavoiuia school now floats the stars and stripes. It is the llrst ouo in Uurtalo county to display tlio national colors. The Pacific hotel at llroitcn Bow has changed hands , A. C. Sanderson retiring and J. 1C. Green becoming the landlord. The Grand Army of the Hopubllo post of Klwood will give a camu lire Saturday , ut which Governor Tnayer Is expected to bo present. An Inmate of the JefTorson county poor house accidentally dropped u letter which convoyed the Intelligence that ho had wealthy relatives living in St. Paul , Allan. The latter were written to and BUfllciont moaoy for the man's future comfort was sent ; : usoS750to reimburse Iho county for past expenditures. 1VJI 1 ItflllS. Carroll claims a population of 5,000. Work has commenced on the now packing Jiouso nt Emmuttshnrg. Extensive stockyards nro to bo built at Kcokulc by u local company. The Fort Madison Jockey club has boon formed by Lee county horsemen. A petition for a now depot has been for warded to.tho Illinois Central headquarters by the people of JvoMars. An Algona man , In figuring out the corn crop of ltS' ' , says that if loaded on cars con taining10(1 ( bushels rach it would make a train of cars 87.b73 miles long. The first of the Cascade saloonkeepers to bo tried at Anamosa In tlio SOU yard limit wis George Kockwell , who was found guilty by the jury after llvo hours' delibera tion. 'iho general conference of the Keorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will be bu held ut Lamoni , commenc ing April 0. This la tbo anti polycuinus branch of the Mormon church. Only n fi > w years ueo the country rang with the praise ot Miss Kato Shelley of Moingona , who crossed a swollen stream in tlio durk nt great risk to herself , and in tlio midst of a howling storm , to save : i passen ger train , for u bridge bu : : bpen hwept away by a torrent. Poems were written on the episode , pictures Uipenred | iu the illustrated papers , and Innumerable paragraphs were ivrittcn about the heroine. It is said that she saved the railroad company ? 50OUU or moro in property , to Bav nothing of what they might iiavo boon called upon to pay for livi-s lost nnd passengers Injured. Today Miss Shollevis the solo support of a widoxved mother and three small children , aud they are living in a heavily mortgaged House , which is their only property. Three years ago she risked her life for others , and her reward is chiefly the consciousness of a brave anct succo3'ful deer * . The railway company gave her n small reward , less than the value of one of tne cars which she saved , and the passengers who e : V.M sh > ; preserved by her uct have oatiroly lorgotlou her. The "wi Onkntn- * . Theio is not u vacant houio In Yanktou. Fulton is to have a co-oporutivo chceao factory. A new Presbyterian cturch is in course of erection at Uapid City. An elevator and warehouse will bo built at Edgerton by the alliance. The South Dakota inter-collociato orator ical contest will take place at tha state uni versity May 'iO. 'i ho sheep raisers of Brtild nod Aurora counties will hold a convention at White LaUo March 2 , ' . There have boon 'Jb'J cars of grain nnd 0'J ! ) oars of live stock shipped from Hou Homme county in the past , year. John Woods was frozen to death near Columbia tlio other day. Ho had hi Id down In thoroad while intoxicated. Flunk Poshak of Olivet will spend the next eluntoon immUm in the Sioux Fulls penitentiary for stealing cattle , Tlio governor bus appointed on the utato board of regents of charitable nnd penal inhtiuitions James M. Tulcott , Xoim K.choy. G. A. Uline , H. W. Fair , C. M. Howo. Pi of. Culver , geologist of tlio state uni versity , Is just now engaged in the interest of irrigation , aud U collecting data relative to all the artesian ucllb in operation in Iho atato , IN TMH KOl'UMIA. "I came la from Lincoln this morning , " said John 13. Kuvauaugh , city attorney of Grcelcy City , when accosted by the rotunda lounger In the Merchants last evening. "I went to Lincoln to deposit ( -5,000 worth of jail bonds for auditing. Well , no , wo are not going to build a now jail exactly , just make n few Improvements , i. ou see Greoloy City In geocraphlcally in the center of Greo loy county , whllo the county soul Is at Scotia , two and u half miles from the south west border. Iho hoiuN I spotco of were voted for tfio purixjsa of making a court uboat the jail nt bcutla and other improve ments. "In about three weeks a proposition to relocate thu county acat .will bo submitted to tiio people. 'Iho nmjority are of the opinion that this ought to bu ut Grcoley Cen ter , and wo mtcml to remodel and llx thu jail at Scotia nml say to the cltUcns down there , 'Now you take this building nud UBO It as a court house and Inl the county neat bu niovuJ to Grueley Center , where ft belongs. ' If they kick the people will vote It to Groeloy any way. "Yen , we expect a hard tight , but will win as sure ui the election ever takes place. 'Iho ( lenl/ons of thu eouthwcstorn part of the county will not submit passively notwltli Biundmgour liberal proportion , but wo will vote thu change without n doubt , as u largo portion of the population are decidedly favorable to thu relocation. They arguotbnt [ irccloy Center U the proper place for the county scat for the i-cuion that It 9 an Injustice to tlioso living In the northern and eastern occtions to have to travel such a dUtanco to traus.-uit any biui- ncfis at the county neat. At Grcoloy Center thlaRs wilt bu oquati/oj , However , as I said before , wo expect a pretty hot fight , but will wio. "Tho republicans are moro than disputed with Congressman Dorsey on account of his avlsh promises , Why , I actually bo- love ho promised every prominent republican in Urueloy the postofllco aud of cotireo had to go back on thorn all save ono H. A. Marlin , who got the appointment. Well , the reprisal will como at the next elec tion , for I toll you they Intend to boat him , " "Any candidates mentioned ! " "Woll I ihouli smile. J. It , Ilnntin , Iho * vice president ot the Grooloy state bank , nnd a member of the last legislature , sconm to bo the most prominent. Ho It the choice y of tlio railroad combination , which Un't to bo sneezed nt , ns lamentable ns the fact is , but ho Is a strong man nnd a popular ono. Ho hai a strong following in Orouloy , Gar- Hold and throughout the wr.olo unorgaiitrcd territory to the northwest. "And there is still another who muni not bo overlooked. Our county adjoins Howard county , nnd Howard county Is advancing the cause ot A. 10. duly as another opponent to Dorscv. Cndy was tlio last legislature silver- tongued orator. If you remember. He's a bustler from Hustleravlllo utul Is already working away lllco a liouvor at flood-tide. Ho Is n baukcr nt St. Paul , rolling In wealth , nnd will put lots ot boodle In the campaign , and boodle Is the Ingredient which seems to accelerate the political mare in these piping tunes of prosto-chniiKO. Another thing , duly has u strong ally la J. N. Paul. Paul , you will recollect , was once candidate for governor , but Tin : DKC sent nut a - correspondent respondent to write up J. N's. ' biography , nnd as avor.vuodyunows , TUB HF.U was mainly instrumental In cooking Ids goose. Paul is not yet divested of all ambition , and hopes to como Into prominence again through Cail.y's ' congressional candidacy. Paul In nn attorney : he'd rich , too , nud us ha hates Dorsey llkotlio dovll hates holy water he'll not nllow auy timothy to spring up under his foot in hustling Cady along. Yes , I look for thorn to relegate Mr. Doraoy to the seclusion of private life. They've nil got gore In their eyes. "Tha cuooruntorml campaign is also being moro or loss talked about already , nml there nro also breakers ahead for hlui. Ex-Su premo Judge M. 13. Hucao will surely bo a candidate. Keoso was defeated for a second term on the bench by the railroad crowd , Judge ftorval being elected In his stead. 1 Now his friends nro bringing him forward for the next governor's handicap. Ho Is favorably - , ably mentioned tnroughout nil that country. - " " " " Governor Tbiiyer'H prompt nctiou relative tea a reduction In the existing exorbitant freight rates In this state on grain and country produrtH made him lots of friends In that part of the state , still Judge ficoeo will tie uu extremely formidable candidate. "While most of our people uro for Leeso for attorney general , S. II. Steel of David City has u Hankering In that direction , nud his natno will ho presented at the coming state convention. There's hardly any doubt about that. " "How's business " out your way } "Very good at Greely and growing bettor. Wo nave ubont n thousand Inhabitants , the county is democratic by iibout one bundioJ and fifty niojority , and consequently ull our government ufToIrs nro In good Hands Wo are to vote on u couple of propositions for railroad lionda within the next month. U'o want a railroad to O'Nosl City , nnd from Al bion to Nortli PJatto via Greoly Cen er , thence on north to Yanltton , Dakota , which Is to bo the terminus. Wo are bound to have this road , and the Lands will go through with a whoop. The people nro greatly In- tcroatcd aud won't listen to n word about failure. " _ _ SCHMC. OctccllvoH Mnko < ) ( ' IIHMIIKI-IVI-N. CHICAGO , March 17. | Special Telegram to TUB Ui'K.1 Detectives Meyer mid Con way , by a direct violation of the Inw , created a tensuuotml cceno in Justice PrimJivlllo's corrt this morning : . 'J ho court became very jndiGiiunt , und felt disuosed to line tlio oft- cors for contempt , .loo Huggun nnd Gcorgn Parkinson , two young men , were arrested without warrants nnd charged with va grancy. The court severely lectured tlio ofll rers for arresting people on this charge with out warrants , uflcr ho had repeatedly told them that In every such case ho would dis charge the prisoners. 'iho young men started to leave the court room. U hey had not proceeded far win n Meyer rearrcsted them. Mrs. Parkinson , the mother , uttcmnted to interfere , stating that her son George had just arisen from a sick bed , when a disgraceful scone ensued. Tno mother wr.s thrown violently ngulnst the wall nf the narrow passage and nn ofll- cer's Unco pinned lior there. I lie boy pleaded und the detectives pulled and jerked , "Oftleers , " said the juduo , "I um getting tired of thin disgraceful business. Now that you have rearrented tl.o boys , contrary to the law , bring them up mid 1 will discharge them. Anything to suit the people who seem to desire to nmnnpa tuis court. " Detective Trehorn wan told by Conway to again arrest the boys. Ho remained in the vestibule of the court , and when Iho boys started out , tliinkine they wore free , 'Ire- horn scixoil one ot them , and the pair strug gled into the court loom. Trohorn throw his prisoner almost ton loot over the benches , Tno court's fuco grew llery red ns ho ob served this last exhibition. Ho ordered the detective to release the boy immediately , and the fellow sullenly complied. The justice will see what the mayor has to say about these actions , lliis Is n sample of the man ner In wtilch the dignity nf the Chicago pc- lice force is upheld frequently by u number of its olllcors who nro not worthy tnut nniuo. IIio HIIMMH Cnse. WA-MIIVOIOV , March 17. ( Special Tolc- Branito Tun HKE. ! Tlio Hurras habeas corpus casu was not decided by the supreme court today and will not bo decided during tlio week. It in expected on next Monday , when ttio Nagio case from California is an. ticlpatcd. Homt W-VIIINOTOX , March 17. [ Special Tele gram to THE HKK. ] Honds oflVrod : tW , . . ! ! ( X ) ut Jl.ffil ; SJ0.3JO at $ l.o I'oNitlvoly cured by thono I.'Ulu IMHx. Tliey nlsoiclle\o IU- tresH fro'A Dyspepsia. In- illgwtlon and Too Iieart ) Bating. A perfect rein ed ) for UU/Inosti , Nausea. Uro-\slm'si , Hi" ! Taste IK tlio Jlouth , fiutci ] cue , 1'uln In tliitillilo , TOitl'll ) l.ivnil. They regulate tuo llowcls. I'urcl ) Vegetable. 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